Histology and Cell Biology

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Prof. ARAKI

Current Research Projects

  • Studies on spatiotemporal regulation of phagocytosis and macropinocytosis by small GTPases and phosphoinositides.
  • Optogenetics (photo-manipulation) of G-protein molecular switches and signaling in live cells.

Representative Publications

  • Small GTPases and phosphoinositides in the regulatory mechanisms of macropinosome formation and maturation.
    Egami Y, et al. Front. Physiol. 5, 374 (2014).
  • Dissecting the roles of Rac1 activation and deactivation in macropinocytosis using photo-manipulation.
    Fujii M, et alSci. Rep. 3, 2385 (2013).
  • Rab35 regulates phagosome formation through recruitment of ACAP2 in macrophages during FcγR-mediated phagocytosis.
    Egami Y, et al. J. Cell Sci. 124, 3557-3567 (2011).

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